Pure Cocoa Powder

Grinding Cocoa Beans So The Fat Is Removed Results In Cocoa Powder.

Dark chocolate may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to information from New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Cocoa powder has even more of the substances responsible for chocolate’s health benefits, and unsweetened cocoa has the advantage of being low in calories. It also contains essential minerals that support your heart, bones and immune system.


The cacao tree produces clusters of pod-shaped fruits that contain seeds, or beans, used to make cocoa. The seeds are fermented to develop their flavor and color, and then they’re dried, roasted and ground into a paste. The fat, or cocoa butter, is removed from the paste, leaving the dry unsweetened cocoa powder. The cocoa butter is remixed with some portion of the solids and sweeteners to create chocolate. 

One tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder has 12 calories, 1 gram of protein and one-tenth of a gram of sugar. The same portion has 1.8 grams of fiber, which is 5 percent of the daily intake for men and 7 percent for women.


Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. In addition to carrying oxygen, iron helps make red blood cells and is essential for your immune system. Manganese is a component of enzymes that form cartilage and bones, metabolize nutrients and function as antioxidants inside every cell in your body. Magnesium helps produce energy and maintain a normal heart rhythm. Zinc is vital for the production and development of new cells, including immune system cells. Without enough zinc, the number of bacteria-fighting cells goes down and you become more susceptible to illness.


Flavonoids are the plant-based substances responsible for many of cocoa’s health benefits. There are many different types of flavonoids, but cocoa is a good source of two: epicatechin and catechin. Natural unsweetened cocoa powder has 196 milligrams of epicatechin in every 100 grams of powder, compared with unsweetened chocolate squares which have 142 milligrams and dark chocolate candy with 84 milligrams. Sweetened cocoa mix and milk chocolate have even fewer flavonoids. The flavonoids in cocoa function as antioxidants that help prevent systemic inflammation. Epicatechin relaxes the muscles in blood vessels, which improves blood flow and helps lower blood pressure, according to research published in the March 2012 issue of the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”

Serving Tips

Top spinach salad with a vinaigrette made from vinegar, olive oil and cocoa powder, or simply add cocoa to your favorite prepared salad dressing. Mix cocoa powder with chili powder, cayenne pepper and garlic and use it as a dry rub on lean beef, chicken or fish. Ground cloves and espresso also work well in a dry rub with unsweetened cocoa. Mexican mole sauce -- a mixture of unsweetened cocoa powder, onion, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and broth -- is served over chicken, pork and enchiladas. Use unsweetened cocoa powder in gravy, chili, stews, protein shakes and hot cereal.

Major Health Benefits Of Pure Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder comes from cocoa beans that grow in pods on the cacao tree.

 The beans are fermented, dried, roasted and cracked; the nibs are ground to extract about 75% of the cocoa butter, leaving a dark brown paste called chocolate liquor. After drying again, the mass is ground into powder (unsweetened cocoa). 

 Prevents & Treat Diabetes - Cocoa Powder Contains Flavanol which are powerful antioxidants that can help improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control!

 Prevents & Treat Hypertension -Cocoa Powder contains a rich source of Antioxidants which promotes vasodilatation which lowers blood pressure!

 Improves Brain Power - Cocoa Powder Concentrate Contains "minus epicatechin” a compound that supports increased circulation and the growth of blood vessels,which improves cognition and enhance brain memory!  

 Prevents & Treats Cancer -Cocoa Powder Is Highly Concentrated with Catechins and Procyanidins which has beneficial health effects against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, risk factors for cancer!

 Improves Low Sexual Performance - Cocoa Powder increases Nitric Oxide and Artery Friendly, Increases Blood flow that enables Erection Boosting In Men. Thereby, boosting sexual performance is men.

 Reduces Menstrual Pains & Cramps During Monthly Period- Cocoa Powder Concentrate Contains Natural Theobromine and Alkaloid That Helps Women reduce pain during monthly Period!

PURE COCOA POWDER can be used in several ways

1. It can be used by those making chocolate

2. It can be used for facial treatment

3. It good for human consumption as it cures some ailments in our body system eg. Prevent and treat hypertension, improve brain power, prevent and treat cancer, improve low sexual performance, reduce menstrual pains and cramp during monthly period.

This article was published on 13.09.2016 by Oladimeji Clement Seyi
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